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In den letzten drei Jahren hat Vagabond Haven mit über 90 mobilen Häusern zur wachsenden Tiny House-Bewegung beigetragen.

 

Nur die Kreativität setzt der Nutzung Grenzen. Viele unserer Häuser werden als Ganzjahreswohnungen genutzt. Andere sind Heimbüros, Sommerhäuser, off-grid Hotels, Ateliers oder eine zusätzliche Unterkunft, wenn die Enkelkinder zu Besuch kommen.

 

Viele unserer Häuser befinden sich an einigen der schönsten Orte Europas, mit Kunden aus ganz Skandinavien, Deutschland, Österreich und England.

 

Hier unten stellen einige unserer Kunden ihre Häuser vor und erzählen, wie ein Leben im Tiny Haus aussehen kann.

 
 

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Recycled textile insulation

is an environmentally friendly insulation material produced mainly from recycled textile. It consists of 90% recycled clothing and the clothing collection and sorting is done by people with a disadvantage in the labor market. It has approximately the same insulation value as our environmentally friendly sheep wool insulation.

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Sheep wool insulation 

is the "deluxe" version among the environmentally friendly insulation materials. A big advantage is that it can absorb large amounts of moisture and transport it out of the house. It also has the property of cleaning the air. If you are sensitive to chemicals and mold, this is the insulation you should choose. It has received non-toxic protection against moths, insects and rodents.

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PIR insulation 

consists of rigid boards with a polyisocyanurate foam core. The boards are protected on both sides with a gas tight lining layer composed of aluminium (AL), paper and polyethylene. 

 

This option is one of the few non-environmentally friendly materials we offer. The reason why we have added PIR as an option is that it has an even higher insulation value than our recycled textile or sheep wool insulation. One could argue that using PIR insulation is a more environmentally friendly option since you can save on using resources such as electricity and fire wood. This is a complex discussion so we let you decide what you prefer.

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Compare all three options

 

  • Choose sheep wool if you are looking for excellent insulation values, paired with air purifying and moisture regulating properties.

  • Choose recycled textile if you are looking for a product with excellent insulation values, which scores on all three pillars of sustainability making it wholly circular. 

  • Choose PIR if you are looking for a material with top of the line insulation values, which means your heating bills will go down even further.

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Spruce 

is the wood most commonly used for exterior facades in all of Scandinavia. It is low in weight and has medium density. The strength properties are good. Its cellular structure makes it more resistant to moisture compared to pine for instance and it is very durable when painted or stained. It is also readily available making it a cost effective option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thermowood 

is Scandinavian pine wood that is heated in special ovens to 180 - 230°C for several days using only heat and steam - i.e. no toxics whatsoever. The addition of steam prevents cracking and the oxygen content in the air is kept low to prevent the wood from burning up. In the process, the chemical properties of the cell walls of the wood change, giving the wood a greater resistance and durability to both rain, sun and wind. In fact, the facade does not need to be painted for protection as necessary with untreated wood. The process of heating destroys the nutrients in the cells and it thus becomes completely uninteresting for both fungi and insects. Furthermore, thermowood contains and absorbs very little water, which means that the dimensional stability is increased by 50% leading to a more airtight gap and crack free construction. Thermowood also has larger pores than untreated wood which increases the insulation capacity by up to 30%. Finally, thermowood is lighter than for instance the more commonly used untreated spruce, making it an excellent choice for your lightweight tiny house. 

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Red Western Cedar 

is easily recognisable by its warm colour, and distinct scent. The latter is caused by the oils and acids produced by the wood,  scientifically known as polyoxyphenols. These water soluble ‘phenols’, in combination with naturally occurring compounds called Thujaplicins are also responsible for Cedar’s natural resistance to moisture, decay and insect infestation. 

 

Cedar has one of the lowest densities of any commonly used soft wood. The low density of cedar allows it to maintain a constant moisture content and to repel water, keeping it dry - a major factor for the durability of wood. The low density and moisture content allow cedar to maintain its dimensional stability better than many other sorts of wood. This means that swelling and shrinkage are minimized and warping is almost unheard of. Cedar will not split or crack as quickly and fasteners will stay tight longer, making cedar an ideal wood for outdoor construction in any climate. Since cedar is not affected by the elements as easily, it is more durable than most other soft woods.

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Compare all three options

 

  • Choose spruce if you are looking for locally produced, well performing, cost effective wood used as facade material in all of Scandinavia for many centuries.

 

  • Choose thermowood if you are looking for locally produced, durable, beautiful wood that has the same outstanding performance as cedar but for a cheaper price. 

  • Choose cedar if you are looking for durable, beautiful wood that comes at a premium price, with naturally occurring properties that guarantee an outstanding performance.

To consider: Cedar is produced in the US and transported here, whereas thermowood and spruce are readily available locally, possibly making the latter two the more environmentally friendly options.